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The American immigration system is unfair to those who came to the U.S. legally and are waiting in line for years, President Donald Trump said today as he once again pushed for a merit-based immigration system. Leonard Lance, R-7th Dist., and Brendan Boyle, D-Pa., to propose legislation requiring the administration to reunite the families. The president told House Republicans he was "1,000 percent" behind their effort last week but then suggested just three days later on Twitter that ...
  • New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border -- but with parents

    New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border -- but with parents

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    Cue up the motto that President Harry Truman famously displayed on his Oval Office desk: "The buck stops here". To be expected, Clinton placed blame squarely on President Donald Trump's shoulders, even invoking the Bible to slam him while claiming he is lying about the child separation issue.
  • Powerful Earthquake Kills 3, Leaves 200+ Injured in Japan

    Powerful Earthquake Kills 3, Leaves 200+ Injured in Japan

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    The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said the number of the injured had risen to 91 about three and a half hours after the quake struck the region. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters the government was "working united, with its first priority on saving people's lives". Mitsubishi Motors briefly shut down production at two plants in Kyoto and Shiga prefectures, while Daihatsu Motor Co, a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corp, suspended operations at two plants in Osaka and Kyoto prefectures.
  • Trump Critic Rejected by Republican Voters in South Carolina

    Trump Critic Rejected by Republican Voters in South Carolina

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    Mark Sanford "would easily win". His office said he was hiking the Appalachian Trail but he was actually visiting his mistress in Argentina. Afterwards, in 2013, he somehow won a special election for the first district seat, filling the vacancy left when Tim Scott was appointed to the Senate.
  • No need to justify family separation of migrant children: Steve Bannon

    No need to justify family separation of migrant children: Steve Bannon

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    The first lady said she "hates to see children separated from their families" and that she hoped Republicans and Democrats could "come together to achieve successful immigration reform", in a statement her spokesperson made to CNN . Almost 2,000 immigrant children were separated from their parents during six weeks in April and May, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Fighting rages around airport in Yemen port city of Hodeida

    Fighting rages around airport in Yemen port city of Hodeida

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    Amidst reports of Houthis' tough response to the Saudi led aggression on port of Hudaidah, the UN Security Council has called on all sides involved in fighting to keep the port open to allow the delivery of aid and other essentials. Ahmed al-Kawkabani, a Yemeni who leads a force known as the Tohama Brigade, told the Associated Press that his forces are now positioned in Dawar al-Hodeida, Arabic for "Hodeida roundabout".
  • 5 dead as SUV being chased by police crashes in South Texas

    5 dead as SUV being chased by police crashes in South Texas

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    Border Patrol vehicles". Four people were pronounced dead at the scene while a fifth died at a hospital. Boyd said the vehicle was going more than 100 miles per hour before the crash. A Border Patrol agent observed three vehicles traveling one behind the other on FM 2664 and suspected a smuggling attempt was happening, the agency said in a statement .
  • Manafort jailed over witnesses

    Manafort jailed over witnesses

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    Manafort was booked into the Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Virginia. Westling did not propose adding any conditions to Manafort's house arrest, only asking that the judge clarify whom he was or wasn't allowed to contact. Now he is going to jail , giving special counsel Robert Mueller the maximum possible leverage to flip the longtime political operator against the U.S.
  • Indonesian woman found in giant python's belly, SE Asia News & Top Stories

    Indonesian woman found in giant python's belly, SE Asia News & Top Stories

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    A 23-foot-long python is to blame after a 54-year-old woman went missing from her Indonesian village Thursday (June 14), according to The Los Angeles Times , citing a local official. A young farmer was swallowed by an enormous killer snake in March previous year after harvesting a rubber plantation. In a similar occurrence, a man was also reportedly swallowed by a snake at a palm oil plantation in West Sulawesi in March 2017.
  • Norwegian Lawmakers Nominate President Trump for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

    Norwegian Lawmakers Nominate President Trump for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

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    Trump then said that "everyone thinks he deserves" the Nobel peace prize, but he wants another award - "victory for peace". The process of considering candidates and awarding the Nobel Peace Prize is done in Norway, the AP reported. Kim also met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in after inviting Trump to meet. Trump neglected to notify South Korea , or the USA military, of those plans before the press conference.
  • Sheriff: 1 deputy killed, another wounded in Kansas

    Sheriff: 1 deputy killed, another wounded in Kansas

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    Price Chopper will be collecting donations to help support the families of Deputy Patrick Rohrer and Deputy Theresa King who died Friday after an inmate opened fire on them. Kansas City Police Capt. Robert Melton, 46, was gunned down while chasing suspects of a drive-by shooting on July 19, 2016. They didn't give any details Saturday as to his condition.
  • Killing of Pakistan Taliban chief 'significant'

    Killing of Pakistan Taliban chief 'significant'

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    Along with masterminding the attack on Yousafzai, Fazlullah was the leader of the TTP when they claimed responsibility for the bloodiest terrorist attack in Pakistan's history, a December 2014 attack on a military school in Peshawar , which left 141 schoolchildren under the age of 11 dead.
  • Feds pieced together Trump fixer Michael Cohen's shredded documents, retrieved encrypted texts

    Feds pieced together Trump fixer Michael Cohen's shredded documents, retrieved encrypted texts

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    Michael Avenatti , who represents Daniels in separate civil litigation against Cohen and Trump, on Friday tweeted that the encrypted messages and reconstructed documents "could pose a huge problem for Mr. Jones reviews the designations, then makes recommendations to Wood, who has the final say. In a brief order, U.S. District Judge James Otero in Los Angeles said Cohen had not shown he would face "immediate, irreparable injury" without an immediate restraining order.
  • China to impose 25% tariff on USA goods worth US$50b

    China to impose 25% tariff on USA goods worth US$50b

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    The United States of America is now feeling the impact of retaliatory tariffs imposed by China with heavy import duties worth tens of billions of dollars on USA goods including lobsters, soybeans, electric cars and whiskey. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the punitive duties will apply on 818 Chinese products valued at US$34 billion starting Jul 6. China also called on the world to "firmly safeguard" the interests of the people.
  • Fire evacuations lifted in San Juan Co. Wednesday

    Fire evacuations lifted in San Juan Co. Wednesday

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    San Juan National Forest Supervisor, Kara Chadwick, wants concerned citizens to know that instituting a forest closure is an extremely hard decision, and she is aware that the closure will affect a great many people, businesses, partner agencies, forest management activities, and the public.
  • Saudi coalition strikes kill 250 Houthi rebels in heavy fighting

    Saudi coalition strikes kill 250 Houthi rebels in heavy fighting

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    Yemen's exiled government says their forces and allied Saudi-led troops launched their assault on Hodeida only after "exhausting all peaceful and political means". June 2015: A USA airstrike kills al-Qaida's number 2, the head of its Yemeni branch, Nasir al-Wahishi. He said "aid operations will be severely challenged in the event of sustained fighting in densely populated urban areas" and stressed that people trying to flee conflict areas "must be allowed to do so without any ...
  • Migrant ship Aquarius to dock in Spain

    Migrant ship Aquarius to dock in Spain

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    Malta refused , saying it had nothing to do with the rescue mission, which was overseen by Italian coastguard. Spain's offer is "important news, since it signals a turning point", Di Maio said . He noted that other European countries are very much involved in current rescue operations in the Mediterranean - including a German aid group now off Libya - but no country is stepping up to actually take in the migrants.
  • The German Chancellor called FOR the summit Russia - USA

    The German Chancellor called FOR the summit Russia - USA

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    The photo showcases the chancellor with her hands placed on the table facing a seated Donald Trump . The EU has vowed to retaliate against US metal tariffs imposed by US President Donald Trump , and tensions worsened at a Group of Seven summit in Canada after Trump rejected an attempt to write a consensus statement and bitterly insulted the Canadian host.
  • Canada parliament condemns United States attack on Trudeau, country simmers

    Canada parliament condemns United States attack on Trudeau, country simmers

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    Before the apology, some US lawmakers on Tuesday questioned the strong language the White House and Trump have used toward Canada in contrast to the praise he gave North Korea at Tuesday's summit in Singapore. "We get on the plane and then this guy Trudeau starts blasting us", Kudlow told CNN. "POTUS is not going to let a Canadian prime minister push him around ...